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Notice is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received by the Borough of Rumson for the "2022 Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Program" and publicly opened and read aloud at 80 E. River Road, Rumson, NJ 07760 on April 19, 2022 at 11am prevailing time.

The project generally consists of the rehabilitation of approximately 58,000 LF of existing sanitary sewer. Work shall include the CCTV and mechanical cleaning of the existing sanitary sewers where required, and joint grouting of the existing sanitary sewers, restoration, appurtenances and all other work in accordance with the Contract Documents.

Contract Documents and Plans for the proposed work prepared by Michael J. McClelland, P.E., Consulting Engineer, CME Associates may be examined at the office of said Engineer at 3141 Bordentown Avenue, Parlin, New Jersey and at the office of the Borough, 80 E. River Road, Rumson, NJ 07760 during business hours and may be obtained at the Engineer’s Office until 48 hours prior to the time set for the opening of Bids upon payment of $40.00 per set. No refunds will be made except as provided in N.J.A.C. 40A:11-24b which allows for the return of documents in reasonable condition within 90 days of notice that the contract has NOT been awarded. Proposals in the Contract Documents must be enclosed in sealed envelopes bearing the name and address of the Bidder and the name of the work on the outside addressed to the Borough of Rumson, New Jersey, and must be accompanied by a Statement of Consent of Surety from a Surety Company authorized to do business in the State of New Jersey and acceptable to the Borough.

Each Bid must be accompanied by a certified check or cash in the amount of not less than ten (10%) percent of the Bid, but not more than $20,000.00 payable without any conditional endorsement as a guarantee that in case the Contract is awarded to the Bidder, he will within twenty-one (21) days thereafter execute such contract and furnish satisfactorily performance bonds. Upon failure to do so he shall forfeit the deposit as liquidated damages and the acceptance of the Bid will be contingent upon the fulfillment of this requirement by the Bidder. No interest shall be allowed upon any such certified check or cash. A bid bond in the amount of ten (10%) percent of the Bid, but not more than $20,000.00, may be substituted for certified check or cash.

Each Bid must also be accompanied by a certificate of consent of surety from a bonding company licensed to do business in the State of New Jersey and named in the current list of "Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bond", U.S. Treasury Department, guaranteeing that if the proposal of the Bidder be accepted they will furnish the bond set forth in Paragraph One of the General Conditions of the Contract and the acceptance of the Bid will be contingent upon the fulfillment of this requirement.

The Borough reserves the right to increase or decrease quantities specified in the manner designated in the Specifications. The Borough reserves the right to award this Contract based on funds available.

Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq.) and with disclosure provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.13. The successful Bidder shall be required to comply with the provisions of the New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act, Chapter 150 of the Laws of 1963, effective January 1, 1964.

Bidders shall comply with N.J.S.A. 52:32-44 latest revision, regarding Business Registration with the New Jersey Division of Revenue.

During the performance of this Contract, the Contractor agrees to comply with the requirements of P.L. 1975, c.127 (N.J.A.C. 17:27), all requirements of the State of New Jersey Worker Health and Safety Act (N.J.A.C. 12:110 et seq.) as amended and the United States Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) (29 CFR 1910), as amended with regard to worker and jobsite safety.

No Bidder may withdraw his Bid for a period of sixty (60) days after the date set for the opening thereof. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a surety company bond in the full amount of Contract price indemnifying the Borough of Rumson, New Jersey for all proceedings suits or actions of any kind of description and conditional for the faithful performance of the work.

All Bid security will be returned to all Bidders except the three apparent lowest Bidders within ten working days after the opening of Bids, and to the three apparent lowest Bidders within three working days after the successful Bidder has executed the Contract and his Contract security has been approved by the Borough.

The Borough reserves the right to reject any, or all Bids if in its opinion it is in the best interest to do so and to award the Contract for any and/or all items.



Publication date: March 26, 2022

  1. Download a PDF of this notice.

  2. Download ADDENDUM No. 1 for the 2022 SANITARY SEWER REHABILITATION PROGRAM. (April 6, 2022)

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